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And the Stocking were hung by the Fireplace

Booyah! Homemade stockings hung by the fireplace? Check! I am so thrilled to have completed these! You have no idea! Let me preface this by stating I am not a 'sewer', hmmm I think that is sewer like where your toilet water goes, and I mean sewer as in 'one who sews'. Ok, you get the idea.

I did sew for 4-H growing up, but otherwise I really just bust it out only when circumstances call for it, such as these stockings. So now that we have covered the fact that I am admittedly not going to call myself a seamstress, that's a better word, here's how I made these babies!



I have a general sense of what sewing is. I do not do the whole, buy a pattern and pin it together and mark where to tuck and etc etc. No, I'm to impatient for all of that. I am more of a trial and error kind of gal. And I have to say there was very little error on these stockings. In fact my first one turned out the best. Probably because I took my time and was careful. Also plaid is my new fav…

A Sneak Peek

It's the Christmas season, so let's get in the spirit by taking a little peak. Ok, really it's just a preview of the stocking project that I am finally getting to.

I wanted to let you know that I haven't been sitting by the fire eating Christmas Crackers and drinking Holiday Slush. Yesssss, I have been doing that too, but I am also going to check off one of the projects on my list before Christmas, and I'd say I am about half way there.

So I thought it was time to let you take a little peak and get you all excited. Or at least throw it out there, cuz I'm super excited about how these are turning out and all I've done so far is cut out the pattern and thrown some scrap fabric on top!

Here's my inspiration photo... (Again I apologize I don't have a source.)





And here's where I am at now...


I've got a ways to go, but I think I'm going to love them! Plus throwing this out there now gives me the incentive to get on it! You all need to keep up th…

From My Christmas Wish List to Yours!

One of my favorite stores, West Elm, has now opened a special section called The Market. It specializes in kitchen, garden and personal care.


Lets just say I am in love. If I had unlimited resources to spend in one store to do a total overhaul on my house, it would be West Elm, and now with the new Market, I am in lust too.


So here are a few of my favorites. Check it out and maybe you'll get some great Christmas ideas for someone on your list. Or maybe my hubby will see this and get a great idea for me! Hint, hint!


Enjoy!



Incredibly large, amazing cutting board. I've seen these boards doubling as art hanging on the wall, then they take up no storage space!

Cast iron Dutch oven. Great for one-pot meals.
These glass jars come in varying sizes. I'm thinking they would work well for brown sugar with that rubber seal.



I would definitely get plenty of use out of a cheese knife set during the holidays and all year round.



Copper measuring spoons. Seriously? Fantastic.



Just drying my dish…